The son of former Union Minister AK Anthonny, Anil K Antony announced his resignation from the party, a day after he criticized the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “This is my personal decision and I do think this is the best course of action. I did not discuss it with my father. I do not think this Congress has space for me,” Anil said.
He alleged that he had received threat calls and hate messages through the night, in a tweet. In his resignation letter, Anthony said he did not give in to the demands to retract the tweet and instead was submitting his resignation from the party.
He added, “I would prefer to continue my other professional endeavors without being fed this negativity, and being involved in these destructive narratives, many against the very core interests of India. These I strongly believe will end up in the dustbin of history with time.